This program prepares students with skills and knowledge including such aspects of criminal justice as law enforcement, courts, corrections, and crime prevention. The goals of the program are to prepare graduates who are able to: assess and understand criminal justice problems and issues; conduct basic and applied research in criminal justice, particularly evaluation research; use computer technology to locate information and use statistics and software to analyze; problems, particularly with respect to criminal justice agencies; understand legal issues which affect criminal justice professionals and; integrate the findings concerning the psychological, sociological, economic and cultural roots of crime.
The General Assembly of 1939 authorized the establishment of graduate study programs in liberal arts and the professions at North Carolina Central University. In ensuing years with the creation of several programs, the Graduate School has grown to offering degrees in the following.
College of Behavioral and Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science and Technology
School of Business
School of Education
School of Liberal Arts
School of Library and Information Sciences
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide world-class education and to produce leaders that are culturally sensitive and engaged in their respective fields of study.